The DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme has finally moved into its pilot stage after a protracted build up. Many moons ago, the DVSA set itself the target of attracting 40 operators before it would move to a live scheme. It has now revealed the 20 operators plus coach and bus operators that are in its pilot, which collectively hold 100 O-licences and run 6,000 vehicles. If successful, the scheme promises operators with recognition benefits including: recognition from 31 January 2018 that […]
A total of 8,444 HGVs and 310 PSVs were stopped for Driver CPC enforcement purposes from 10 September to 16 October, according to DVSA.
Talks between DVSA management and Prospect and Public and Commercial Services (PCS) unions at arbitration service ACAS appear to be bearing fruit. Both unions have pledged to suspend all industrial action for the duration of the talks, with DVSA promising not to take disciplinary action against staff who refuse to follow work practices that are in dispute.
There’s a funding issue to be addressed in 2013 according to the transport commissioners’ annual reports, but operators aren’t expected to foot the bill. Roger Brown reports. Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell said her top priority during the coming year will be to hold talks with Vosa chiefs to ensure TCs continue to be properly resourced and financed. In the Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Reports for 2011-12, Bell explained that as their work is paid for by operators who have […]